Residence programs

Judge in Residence

The Judge in Residence Programme offers a unique opportunity for the bench to impact, shape and influence the academic life of the School of Law and Justice, as much as it affords staff and students a singular opportunity to learn from and be advised by influential leading jurists from the region, the state, the nation and the world. It will afford its participants an opportunity to:

  • to conduct research
  • to offer lectures, masterclasses or seminars
  • to engage with faculty and students
  • to assist at moot courts or provide expertise to postgraduates
  • to interact with the community-at-large.

In so doing, the Judge in Residence programme will foster an on-going exchange and dialogue between the bench and the academy, drawing upon the distinguished experience of its residents to inform the School of Law and Justice’s pedagogy and scholarship, all the while enhancing the School's profile as a law school that takes the ‘law in action’ as seriously as the ‘law in books’.

Law and the Humanities Artist in Residence

The Law and the Humanities Artist in Residence Programme will stimulate research and provide possibilities for collaborative work in current areas of interest for members of the Law School including (but not limited to):

  • law and literature
  • law and popular culture
  • cultural legal studies
  • critical jurisprudence
  • human rights
  • new legal history
  • legal anthropology
  • performance studies
  • climate justice, social justice and environmental activism.

The Law and Humanities Artist in Residence Programme constitutes a distinctive and innovative initiative on the part of the School of Law and Justice. Such an initiative highlights and complements the School's strong connection to the humanities, its commitment to social and climate justice, and its unique research and community engagement in the area of social, political and legal activism.

Practitioner in Residence

The School of Law and Justice’s Practitioner in Residence Programme is designed to facilitate professional engagement by inviting accomplished, respected and successful legal practitioners to Southern Cross University to do any of the following:

  • conduct research
  • hold masterclasses
  • deliver seminars or lectures
  • participate in moots
  • advise postgraduates
  • engage with staff, students and stakeholders.

By actively embedding a Practitioner in Residence role into the school, the School of Law and Justice publically demonstrates a commitment with the legal profession and aligns itself, squarely, with Southern Cross University's strategic priorities of community and regional engagement.